Elections

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleay reaches out by phone Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy, a former state senator, is one of seven Republicans vying in the Alaska Primary. The winner advances to the general election and is expected to face incumbent Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, and former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
August 22, 2018 - 1:43 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local): 10:39 p.m. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska. The Wasilla Republican on Tuesday topped a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Dunleavy in...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right speaks with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, after a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, Barrasso fended off a well-funded challenger in Wyoming's Republican primary and will face Wilson businessman Gary Trauner in the general election. Trauner ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:32 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso on Tuesday fended off a well-funded challenger in Wyoming's Republican primary. He beat five opponents, including investor and Stanford University lecturer Dave Dodson of Jackson Hole. Dodson put $1 million of his own money toward a campaign that...
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This undated photo provided by the Iowa Department of Public Safety shows Cristhian Bahena Rivera. Authorities said on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that they have charged a man living in the U.S. illegally with murder in the death of Iowa college student, Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared a month ago while jogging in a rural area. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Rick Rahn said that Rivera, 24, was charged with murder in the death of Tibbetts. (Iowa Department of Public Safety via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 7:51 pm
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was arrested...
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File-This Aug. 20, 2011, file photo shows then House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, advocating for single-member districts for all 100 seats in West Virginia's House of Delegates, during a debate in Charleston, W. Va. Armstead, West Virginia’s Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that the unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. ( Kenny Kemp /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that an unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. Speaker Tim Armstead...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, Kelly Monroe, investigator with the Georgia Secretary of State office, left, takes a look at a new voting machine that produces a paper record being tested at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. States have quickly tapped into $380 million from the federal government to help them shore up their election systems. A report released Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission says the largest chunk will be used to improve cybersecurity in 41 states and territories. More than a quarter of the money will go to buy new voting equipment. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 21, 2018 - 8:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) — States have quickly tapped into $380 million from the federal government to help them shore up their election systems. A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission says the largest chunk — roughly 36 percent — will be used to improve cybersecurity in 41 states...
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August 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor as a progressive who knows how to negotiate with Republicans to get things done. That's not what the official Republican message machine wants Georgia voters to see. The Republican Governors Association calls Abrams "the most...
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In this July 26, 2018 photo, an information booklet about a "tort reform" measure appearing on Arkansas' ballot sits on a table at a breakfast meeting of pastors in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Family Council Action Committee, a conservative Christian group, is rallying churches against the ballot measure to impose new limits on lawsuit damages. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)
August 18, 2018 - 12:05 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative...
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This Nov. 2, 2016, photo shows Alaska Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke at her office in Juneau, Alaska. The division will not say how many of 100,000 voters who received notices about discrepancies in their addresses on voting records cleared them up and how many may have to vote questioned ballots in the Alaska Primary on Aug. 21, 2018, which could delay election results. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
August 17, 2018 - 8:16 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's elections director said she's confident the state has enough questioned ballot envelopes and that poll workers will be ready after some Alaskans had their voter registration addresses changed before Tuesday's primary. The issue stems from the implementation of a 2016...
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Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to supporters after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 12:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's response to an allegation of domestic abuse (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says he won't abandon his run for Minnesota attorney general amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused...
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August 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has tweaked its sign for Paul Manafort Drive because the name agitated some residents. The Hartford Courant reports workers put up a new sign this week to make clear the street in New Britain is named after ex-Mayor Paul Manafort, not his son who worked...
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